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Originally posted by Ganzfeld:
In this thread, I have to admit a kind of "thing" I have for discolored teeth. I mean the translucent grayish teeth you sometimes see, especially in non-fluoridated countries.

Actually that isn't usually a sign of lack of flouride. The tetracycline family of drugs (used to combat severe acne) can cause this, as can a lack of calcium during teeth development.

It's also something not easily treated, bleaching for instance actually makes it worse.

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Originally posted by abigsmurf:
[Grey, translucent teeth] is something not easily treated, bleaching for instance actually makes it worse.

What's to treat? It's beautiful. Is it the symptom of a problem?
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The main problem is it gives the illusion that they're black (back of the mouth seen through teeth). It can also be accompanied by iisues such as sensative teeth.

and yes I was prescripted tetracycline as a kid which is why I'm being defensive.

Whilst vaguely on the subject, whatever happened to that nanoparticle toothpaste that was meant to be a miracle cure for porus teeth? It actively would remineralise the teeth and fill up and microscopic holes (including cavities).

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